Gunner- A three-year old Italian Greyhound mix in Tennessee
Gunner's family, who he has been with since puppyhood, is moving to a very cold climate. Due to Gunner's dislike of cold weather (displayed by his shivering) and his stubborness in not wanting to wear clothing such as sweaters and coats, his family feels that it is best to locate a new home for him, rather than subjecting him to exceptionally cold weather.
Gunner, whose dam is an Italian Greyhound and sire is likely to be a Miniature Pinscher, is three-years old and weighs eleven pounds. Gunner is housetrained to potty outside, will whine or bark to go out, and is accident-free in his new home. When it is sunny and warm out, he likes to be outside with his people. Gunner is crate-trained; is good with other dogs unless they are large, and has lived with a canine companion; and is good with children, as he has been around them his entire life - he has not had experience with cats. In addition to cold weather and large dogs, Gunner dislikes loud noises such as thunder and fireworks, and collars - he will, however, happily wear a harness. This guy could use some loose-leash training as he has a tendency to want to "walk his people." He also has a tendency to lick items, which could be addressed by his new owner.
Gunner has a good bit of energy, likes to play with his ball/tug rope or ice cubes, and will chase rabbits in the fenced yard. When not busy being active, Gunner loves to snuggle and will perch on your shoulder or cuddle on your chest.
If you are looking for a lap dog who also has energy, a small-sized watch dog, and a canine best-companion, please contact Italian Greyhound Place regarding Gunner. Additional photo here. (Listed 3/7/14)
Noodles - An adult Italian Greyhound in New York
Found abandoned in a local park approximately two years ago, Noodles was taken in by the people who currently have him. Due to a planned move and Noodles still needing work with his housetraining, this handsome guy is in need of a new home, either an adopter or temporary foster.
Noodles will potty outside during walks (his preference is to do so on grass) and will urinate on doggy pee pads inside. However, he does have accidents in the house and will need someone willing to work positively with him on housetraining (Italian Greyhound Place will be glad to provide housetraining information). Since Noodles, will eliminate in his crate, he is currently left alone in a gated area when needed. He does not exhibit jumping tendencies, except when it involves people - if this is not appreciated, training can be implemented to decrease/eliminate the behavior.
Regarding training, a clicker has been used with Noodles. He responds very well to it and is highly motivated by food, a plus when it comes to training.
Currently living with other dogs and cats, Noodles is great with both and also enjoys playing with other dogs at the park. Generally good on leash, he does tend to get over-excited when greeting other dogs (barking), so some training would be beneficial in this area.
His current owners describe Noodles as "incredibly social" and a dog who "loves people, including childen." This sweet guy enjoys being a lap dog and receivinglots of affection and attention. He accomodates his activity level to what is offered and the weather - he is not a big fan of cold, winter weather. In nicer weather he enjoys walks, hikes, playing at the dog park, and at a farm. He is "just as happy on the couch as he is outside" and "doesn't act out or have pent up energy when he gets less exercise."
Noodles seems to have some discomfort when traveling by car, although he does not vomit. There are techniques that might serve to make him more comfortable and, if necessary, medication for car sickness can be utilized.
At twenty-five pounds, Noodles is considered a "biggy Iggy," which means that there is a bit more of him to cuddle with and love. Noodles is estimated to be eight to ten years old.
Spencer - A seven-year old Italian Greyhound in New York
Spencer, who is eight-years old and weighs fourteen pounds, is a delightful boy in the care of Italian Greyhound Place. Primarily surrendered due to a lack of housetraining, Spencer is doing exceptionally well here. An adopter willing and able to provide consistency and supervision is desired, especially during inclement weather.
Spencer is very sweet and loving, responsive to requests, good with other dogs, friendly with people (does not tend to be timid), travels nicely in the car, and is crate trained. He is extremely good on-leash and enjoys walks and hikes. When initiating play with another dog, he will sometimes make little noises and barks from a play position. Although he will alert to someone at the door, he stops when requested to do so.
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